Remember back in 1999 when people were stockpiling food for the end of the world? Oh what a difference a decade makes...or not. I mean stockpiling doesn't seem like such a crazy thing to do in these economically challenging times.
Time marches on... though I refuse to age. Let's check out the New Year goals, shall we?
In 2009, I will
- Make sure that I am always happy stitching on a project. This means that if deadlines are stressing me out, I will change the goal. No more panicking
- Finish-finish more projects for myself. Last year I did 13, including ones I sent for framing and things I finished for gifts. This year, less framing, more alternative finishing. I'm going to shoot for 12 pieces from the finishing pile finished by myself for myself. I think that's specific enough!
- Mermaid SAL with Michelle. This is for my mom's 65th birthday, and if she's lucky it will be done in April. If it's not, it'll be a helluva Christmas gift.
- Flea Market Souvenir SAL with Linda and Rosa. (Someday I am going to Iceland. Really.)
- Put at least one Saturday a month into the French marquoir.
- Make a dent in the WIP pile. (I know I say this every year.) We'll talk more about this one later.
- Make tiny little changes to make myself healthier. Last November, I started taking my steroid inhaler twice a day like I am supposed to. It's made a real difference in my health. I know, those doctors spent all that time in medical school and learned something! Do you know how hard it is for me to comply with the doctor's orders? Not difficult at all. Other changes I can make: take all my meds as directed; eat more whole grain; drink more water; exercise 30 minutes every day. On that last one, Geggie's going to keep me honest.
- Find a new job. I know, I gushed about this one. How could I need a new one already? I still love how friendly everyone is, and I like the people very much. It's just that my boss and I come to the story from different angles--he's a journalist and I come to this writing-thing via the academy. He thinks my writing requires too much editing. These things happen, I guess. I've never met anyone who didn't like my writing this much. I am working hard to make this work, but...
PS: GO SC!